4 Simple Heart-Healthy, Fibre-Rich Breakfast Bowls

Four heart-healthy, fibre-rich, single-serving, grain-based meals worth waking up for



Call it fibre power: people who ate at least three servings of wholegrains a day were less likely to die of heart disease or cancer than those who ate none, a 2016 study in Circulation found. Wholegrains offer nutrients that may delay conditions that could lead to disease, and the fibre fills you up. (One serving is ½ cup cooked hot cereal.)

Here are four heart-healthy, fibre-rich, single-serving, grain-based meals worth waking up for:

1. Savoury Breakfast Porridge

If you like to start your day with eggs, you’ll dig the yolks with porridge.

  • 2 Tbsp chopped spring onion
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 packet (30g) mielie meal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 radish, thinly sliced
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced

In a pan on medium, heat 1 tsp oil. Add the spring onion and cook until soft, two minutes. Add the stock; boil. In a bowl, stir the stock and porridge till thick. Cook the eggs with 1 tsp oil in the pan. Top the porridge with eggs, radish and avocado.

1 947 kJ, 18g protein, 34g carbs (6g fibre), 30g fat

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2. Crushed Wheat Fruit Bowl

A spoonful tastes like you rolled out of bed and into a tropical resort.

  • ¼ cup crushed wheat
  • 1 tangerine, peeled, sectioned
  • 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut
  • A few mint leaves, to garnish

In a small, microwave-safe bowl, stir the cracked wheat into ½ cup water; add a pinch of kosher salt. Cover and microwave on high for five minutes; then let the bowl stand two more minutes. Stir and top with the tangerine, kiwi, coconut and mint.

1 124 kJ, 7g protein, 52g carbs (9g fibre), 5g fat

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3. Cranberry Taystee Wheat

Make a double batch: this will keep well in the fridge. Eat hot or cold.

  • ½ cup frozen cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp Jungle Taystee Wheat Bran
  • 2 Tbsp chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 Tbsp full-cream milk

In a pan, add the berries, 1 cup water and a little salt. Boil until the berries burst, eight minutes. Stir in syrup and Taystee Wheat and cook per package directions. Turn off the heat; stir until fluffy. Serve in a bowl with pecans and milk.

1 365 kJ, 6g protein, 47g carbs (5g fibre), 14g fat

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4. Overnight Protein Oats

It’s the ultimate one-minute meal for a morning workout guy.

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries

In a jar or bowl, stir together the oats, milk, and protein powder. Cover and refrig­erate overnight. In the morning, just take off the lid and heat the oats in the microwave for a minute. Stir in the fruit and enjoy.

1 800 kJ, 22g protein, 72g carbs (9g fibre), 9g fat

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